Munich Re Specialty Group (MRSG) has appointed Hui Yun Boo as head of Asia, effective April 3, 2020. Boo will be based in the firm’s Singapore office and will lead Munich Re Syndicate offices throughout the Asia region.
Boo has nearly 30 years of industry experience and joins from Ironshore Insurance, where she was chief executive of the Singapore branch from 2015 to 2019. In this role, she was responsible for leading all Ironshore teams across Asia Pacific offices, aligning strategic focus, driving underwriting profits and maintaining oversight of business growth, operations and regulatory requirements.
Hui Yan Boo
Boo joined Ironshore from Catlin in Singapore, where she was chief financial officer, Asia Pacific, and a member of the executive committee. Prior to Catlin, she spent time at QBE Insurance International as a financial controller and at ING General Insurance International as deputy general manager.
Boo, who reports to Charlie Burgess, CEO of International Distribution at MRSG, will be succeeding Celine Ang. Ang has led the Asia business since 2017 and is stepping back from the day to day leadership of the Asia operations at her request, though will remain at the firm focusing on business development opportunities.
“The MRSG executive team would like to thank Celine for a significant contribution to the business over her tenure, particularly the fundamental role she has played in transforming the operations and identifying new opportunities in the region,” commented Burgess.
“Asia Pacific continues to be one of the key growth markets for us, and we are thrilled to have Hui Yun on board to lead our efforts in the region. With Hui Yun’s extensive experience and strong leadership, we will continue to capitalize on the transformational work of Celine as we seek to provide the highest quality service to our customers and brokers in the region.”